STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1002

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 631

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 631, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize each county to establish a surcharge on the Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) through adoption of an ordinance and requirements that include conducting a public hearing on the proposed ordinance and notifying the Director of Taxation of establishing the surcharge;

 

(2) Limit the surcharge amount on state TAT that counties can levy, assess, and collect;

 

(3) Amend the state TAT rate; and

 

(4) Repeal the state TAT revenue distributions to the counties.

 

The Mayor of the County of Kauai testified in support of this measure. The Department of Taxation, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 631, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair